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military psychiatrist nidal hasan gets the death sentence. >> i don't think a sign would stop a bully. i don't think a sign will stop a fight. >> students in chicago heading back to school this morning, just months after dozens of schools are shut down. >> united nations inspectors are back at the site of a chemical attack in a suburb of the capitol city of damascus after their convoy was attacked this morning, the u.n. said snipers shot multiple times at one of their vehicles. that's even before they began their search for chemical weapons. british prime minister david cameron is cutting short his holiday. he'll chair a u.k. government security council meeting on the crisis in syria. the move comes just after defense secretary chuck hagel says the u.s. military is in fact ready to act on president obama's orders. security officials from 10 countries are meeting in jordan to discuss the best course in action in dealing with the crisis in syria. we go to mike in washington. what can you tell us about the obama administration's reaction to the crisis? >> the rhetoric has toughened in the f
the fate of nidal hasan. more evacuations near california's yosemite national park and continues to grow. >>> and the new housing numbers are out. sales fall sharply as mortgage rates rise. ♪ >>> three years into the war in syria, diplomatic efforts to stop the conflict have gone nowhere. russia has joined the u.s. and other countries in calling for an independent un probe into this week's aledged chemical weapons attack near damascus. we begin with a look at the refugee crisis in syria. >> reporter: normally being described as one in a million is a compliment. here it is anything but. for a million syrian children, this is now their life. abraham is ten years old. he likes to tease his sister. he arrived a few days ago, and so far it is one big adventure, but says he has seen a lot. >> translator: we fled shellings and bombings. we were being bombed and they just destroyed us. and now i'm here. i just want to go back to school, go back to my friends. >> reporter: according to one estimate 10,000 children have arrived since thursday. >> and now they are identifying all of the children
has been sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers at a texas army base in 2009. major nidal hasan said he opened fire to protect islamist insurgents from american troops about to deploy to afghanistan. >> he is not giving his wife. -- life. we are taking his life. that's how the prosecution convinced the military jury to sentence major the dollhouse on the death -- to sentence major nidal hasan to death, despite his efforts to become a martyr. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self- interest. as far as his claim that he was saving lives, he has nothing but -- done nothing but further deteriorate relationships between the u.s. and middle eastern countries. nidal hasan is a coward and unrepentant murderer. >> on november 5 2009, hasan opened fire in the medical facility leaving 12 dead and m any wounded. the american-born muslim soldier never denied being the gunman. he barely put up a defense during his trial. hasan's execution is likely years away. the military justice system requires an automatic appeal th
that major nidal hasan will, in fact, be sentenced to death. we'll have much more on this breaking news continuing coverage here on studio b. in the meantime, welcome, everyone. we want to bring you into the events going on in d.c. right now. the march for freedom, you can see there speaking right now. what will happen here is once this performance is over, they'll go to the bell. the bell, as you heard, was from the 16th baptist church in birmingham, alabama that was bombed just 18 days after the "i have a dream" speech made by martin luther king, jr. four little girls were killed in the bombing. those bells will ring for five minutes, and they'll ring not just in dc but around the country. they'll ring in topeka, kansas where the brown versus board of education decision originated. they will ring at lookout mountain in tennessee, at stone mountain in georgia. they'll also ring at churches and at organizations around the country, and after the bells ring for five minutes, we will then hear from president obama. we have so far heard from presidents clinton and carer, oprah winfrey has s
the spill is contained. >>> jurors have resumed deliberation in the court-martial of nidal hasan. he passed on his final chance to address the jury on thursday. he faces multiple murder charges for shooting 13 fellow soldiers at fort hood, texas in 2009. heidi is live at al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> welcome back, let's recap our stop stories. the un says the there are no
you have some breaking news. it's involving nidal hasan, his sentencing. >> nidal hasan has been sentenced to -- has received the death sentence. unanimously recommended by a military jury. ft. hood, texas. nidal hasan murdered 13 fellow soldiers back in 2009. he wounded some 31 others. 32 others. now a jury has unanimously recommended that he be put to death. the death penalty for major nidal hasan. he did not challenge that death sentence. in fact, he seemed to suggest he wanted it. he wanted to be a martyr for the so-called cause that he was promoting, an islamist cause. clearly he was influenced by the islamist movement. so the president -- the nidal hasan gets the death sentence. if, in fact, he is -- gets the death sentence, he will be the first in some 50 years. here's the president at the martin luther king commemoration. [ applause ] >> to the king family who have sacrificed and inspired so much, to president clinton, president carter, vice president biden, jill, fellow americans, five decades ago today americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made
to death for the murder of 13 people. nidal hasan went on a shooting rage in 2009. >> reporter: we heard from two families of the victims that nidal hasan gunned down. the wife and two daughters of michael cahill talking about the husband and the father who was taken from them. cahill was the the one civilian shot by hasan. and authorities say he was gunned down while trying to save soldiers. he rushed at hasan withing in but a chair, and was gunned down in the process. we heard from a mother of 19-year-old specialist jason hunt calling hasan a coward. hasan was emotional when his sentence was read in court. this is also the beginning of an automatic appeals process that will take years. and i should also mention that no u.s. soldier has been executed since 1961. >> now we often hear about foreign forces being killed in afghanistan, but the deaths of a began forces sometimes go unreported. al jazeera has access to a military hospital where metics are treating on wounded soldiers and even taliban fighters. we have the story from kandahar in the south of afghanistan. >> reporter: afghan se
on twitter using the #dreamday. >>> in texas tonight, the death penalty for nidal hasan. former army psychiatrist who went on a deadly rampage at fort hood nearly four years ago, an attack that's been called the deadliest act of terrorism on american soil since 9/11. mark potter has been covering the trial and reports tonight from texas. >> reporter: it took nearly four years after the fort hood shooting rampage in which 13 were killed, and 31 wounded for nidal hasan, the convicted gunman to be convicted and sentenced to die. the panel ordered he be dismissed of the army and stripped of his pay. the decisions were unanimous as the sentence was read, hasan looked at the jury and judge, but had no apparent reactions. those would come from the victims' families who spoke after the sentencing. joe lean cahill lost her husband michael cahill when he was shot trying to stop hasan's attack. >> today a weight has been lifted off of my shoulder. he has been held accountable for his actions, and the panel gave him justice. >> reporter: in arguing for the death sentence the prosecutor, colonel
today, buffetses house arrest. >> jury deliberations begin today in the court martial of nidal hasan. one day after he caught the prosecution by surprise resting his case without calling a single witness. >> one of the countries beloved landmarks is burning, a wildfire near yosemite national park is threatening homes and forcing thousands of people to flee. >> a gun owner is forced to bite the bullet. a run on ammo have a lot of gun shops completely sold out. >> egyptian's former long time heatedder mubarak could be released from a cairo prison at any time. the 85-year-old has been held in maximum security since the arab spring uprising forced him out of power two years ago. wednesday, an egyptian court ordered his release. he'll be placed under house arrest awaiting retrial on charges he ordered the killing of hundreds of protestors. jonathan joins us live from cairo. has there been any indication when he will be moved from prison to house arrest? >> right now, stephanie, no indication of when that might happen. that is the big question in egypt at this hour. cameras are set up outs
sports. >> more witnesses are expected to testify today in the sentencing of major nidal hasan. he's the army psychiatrist convicted last week of gang down 13 of his fellow soldiers in 2009 at tort hood. it appears we may hear from the 42-year-old before his punishment is handed down. live with us from the texas army post is heidi zhou-castro. hassan admitted to the shootings, but has he shown remorse since the proceedings began? >> no remorse whatsoever. he was emotionalless. yesterday as we heard one after another, family members of the victims talking about their unmeasurable loss. hassan declined to cross those relatives, using that soft spoken measured voice. now, there was any indication of what was going on underneath that masked exterior, he did ask for frequent breaks between the testimony, perhaps some sign of disquiet. meanwhile, elsewhere in the courtroom, you couldn't find one pair of dry eyes, because this testimony was so moving. we heard about children growing up without their fathers, we heard from one man who lost not only his daughter, but also the grandchild tha
on sunday and monday with a high temperature of 91. >> nidal hasan's fate has been decided. a military jury sentenced the former army major to death by lethal injection for the killing of 13 people at fort hood in 2009. heidi zhou castro has more. >> each individual will make a statement. >> reporter: 13 families waited almost four years for this day. >> this has been a very long and exhausting process. we are tired, we are hurt, but we are resolved. justice has been served. >> reporter: the former army major who murdered their loved ones was sentenced to death by lethal injection. it's what many of the families of the dead and wounded want for and what was canned for. he will never be a martyr because he has nothing to give. do not be fooled. he is not giving his life. we are taking his life. this is not his gift to god. this is his debt to society. nidal hasan showed no signs of emotion as he heard the verdict. he made no attempt to plead for his life before sentencing. offering little in his own defense throughout the trial. hassan was his own attorney. he indicated from the beginning th
in the northeast. >> death by lethal injection, that should be the fate of nidal hasan, a military jury delivered the verdict for the former army major who killed 14 people at fort hood in 2009. >> you may want to allow more time to get your fast food today with that workers set to walk off the job, protesting low wages. >> i'm john henry smith. college football star johnny moon zeal received his punishment, but was it really a punishment at all? launched a new and needed voice in journalism. the new york times calls it "serious, straight-forward news". "accurate, responsible" says the washington post. and the baltimore sun says, "instantly engaging and powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. >> what are the laws going to begin to take effect? >> reporter: the laws do not go >> convicted killer major nidal hasan is facing years of mandatory appeals. wednesday, a court martial jury sentenced him to death years after the shooting rampage at fort hood. his sentence came less than one week after conviction. it was november, 2009 when he opened fire on his fellow soldiers. 13 people died an
out gruesome and very convincing testimony. it was nidal hasan from the get-go who admitted from the beginning he was the shooted in this case. >> the next drama whether he will be put to death because of this. we want you to hang on if you will. we're going to take a quick break, have more details on the other side. thanks. ve got a nice long life . big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, it helps pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to me, relationships matter. i've been with my doctor for 12 years. now i know i'll be able to stick with him. [ male announcer ] with these types of plans, you'll be able to
major nidal hasan of the massacre at ft. hood and now the next step. >> another milestone for the bay area's electric car company and tesla is again speeding >> covering san rafael, south bay, pleasanton and all bay area, this is abc7 news. >> welcome back at 6:14 on monday morning we are thankful you are joining us with a look at the exploritorium camera or from our explore -- exploritorium camera, closing on wednesday. mild and muggy conditions this morning and drizzle and mike nicco will have the forecast in a little bit. >> the army psychiatrist convicts of premeditated murder for the deadliest mass shooting ever on a military installation is still refusing legal help and acting as his own attorney. the sentencing phase of the trial is underway today, major nidal hasan could be the first active duty soldier to be executedded in more than half a century. nidal hasan opened fire on dozens of soldiers at ft. hood texas on november 5th, 2009, a military jury found nidal hasan guilty of murdering 13 people, the same military jury will decide what he is to be executed or penned life in
, thanks. >>> army major nidal hasan, the former army psychiatrist on trial for a shooting rampage at ft. hood has been found guilty by a military jury. it didn't take long. less than seven hours of deliberations over two days. nbc's mark potter was at ft. hood, texas, tonight with more. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the trial that was emotional for the victims' families took three weeks. in fewer than seven hours, the jury found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. [ sirens ] the verdict comes nearly four years after the shooting rampage at a ft. hood medical processing center. major nidal hasan who admitted he was the gunman was found guilty of all 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. as the verdict was read in court, hasan, acting as his own lawyer, showed no emotion. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. 16 family members representing the murder victims will be allowed to address the court and hasan. >> i think it is also important that these victims finally have the opportunity to express to this jury the magnit
. >>> army major nidal hasan the former psychiatrist on trial for the shooting rampage has been found guilty. it didn't take long. less than wseven hours of deliberations over two days. >> reporter: the trial was emotional for the victims' families and took three weeks. in fewer than seven hours, the jury found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. [ sirens ] >> reporter: the verdict comes nearly four years after the shooting rampage at a ft. hood medical processor center. major nidal hasan who admitted he was the gunman was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 38 counts of premeditated attempted murder. as the verdict was read , hasan, acting as his own lawyer show nod emotion. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. 16 family members representing the murder victim will be allowed to address the curt and hasan. >> i think it is also important these victims finally have the opportunity to express to this jury the magnitude of the suffering that he inflicted on them and the way he destroyed their lives. >> reporter: hasan paralyzed in the shoot out put on no defense. but at se
the decision. the prosecution said major nidal hasan is not giving his life, we are taking his life. he will not be, never beer, a ba martyr. today nidal hasan said he had no closing argument. last week the jurors found him guilty on charges of murder and attempted murder for killing 13 people, wounding dozens more at fort hood in 2009. today after the verdict we heard from the daughter of one of the men who died trying to fight back. >> this has been a very long and exhausting process. we are tired. we are hurt. we are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason
will try to live up to the responsibility. >>> the military jury last week convicted nidal hasan on 13 counts of murder will now decide if he will face the death penalty. the jury could begin deliberating hasan's sentence as soon as tomorrow. kpz were use chemical weapons were used in sir ra. they're looking for evidence of the chemical attack and who's sxonl for it. responsible for it >> the killing of woman and children and innocent by standers by chemical weapons is a moral -- it is in excusable and despite that some manufactured. it is undeniable. >> who ever ordered the chemical attack should be held responsible. >>> the train derailed in southern mexico yesterday, officials said thieves too long the nails and brackets that held down the track. hundreds of people in central america were riding on the car. survivors said that armed men had threaten them and taken the money before the accident. >>> no matter how state funding shrinks berkeley will not become a private university. >> there is a public mission that'll transcend and indeed survive any changes o the model that we use to
in the sentencing phase of the ft. hood military trial. the jury will then decide whether major nidal hasan dies by lethal injection or spent the rest of his life in prison. he murdered 13 people and wounded many others. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the proceedings are just getting under way here in ft. hood. the jury will hear instructions from the judge and then prosecutors and perhaps nidal hasan might make closing arguments. however, nidal hasan passed up on the opportunity to speak directly to the jury during the sentencing testimony phase. he refused to give closing arguments last week before the jury reached its verdict. he's only really spoken at length in the opening statements where he said the evidence in this case would clearly show that he was the shooter in the ft. hood massacre and went on to talk about how he was on the wrong side of the war in afghanistan and he switched sides and that was his motive in this situation. we will wait to see what nidal hasan has to say or if he makes any comments at all although at this point it doesn't seem like that's the case. obviou
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installation is still refusing legal help and act as his own attorney. major nidal hasan could be the first active soldier to be executed in 50 years, with sentencing underway today. nidal hasan opened fire on dozens of fires in texas on november 5, 2009. the military jury last week found nidal hasan guilty of murdering 13 people and the same military jury will decide whether he is executed or spends life in prison. >> this remain on, amazon is trying to determine the cause of a problem with the servers that caused instagram and other services to go down yesterday. amazon provides servers to several on-line companies, mostly resolved after a few hours. >> drivers are getting some relief at the pump and take a whiff the next time you enter a subway sandwich shop. >> here is the bloomberg business report. >> pump prices are holding steady and gas is going for an acknowledge of $3.54 for regular the same as last week but 11 cents lower than a month ago. >> the smell of subway sandwiches will be more powerful, you can order the sandwich made on garlic bread starting sunday. they are the latest
and rebuild a school awaits approval of the residents. >>> convicted fort hood nidal hasan has chosen not to take the stand in his sentencing trial. court is now in resource, closing arguments are expected on wednesday, and jurors will decide between death or prison. heidi joins us from fort hood, and heidi, major hasan chose not to take the stand. that couldn't have come as much as a surprise. >> at this point, tony, not surprising at all. this afternoon they were back in the courtroom trying to make a final plea to the judge to allow them to take the reins back from hasan. they made a motion to submit a statement in hasan's stead. hasan objected to that, and the court ruled against the motion. it shows the length that this justice system is going to try to protect his rights. >> how likely it is that hasan will actually get the death penalty? >> well, i think his stand-by counsel said it best when he said, quote, when life is not a consideration, there is only death. now the jury panel that will likely begin deliberating tomorrow doesn't have much to weigh. the scales of justice in
. presidents present and past, gather at the mall in washington. >> nidal hasan is a coward and unrepentant murderer. >> a convicted felon receives a death sentence. >>> u.n.'s leader asks for more time for inspections and diplomas. diplomacy. the 50s anniversary of the march on washington brought out some of the biggest names in politics and the civil righting movement. tengz of thousands gathered at the lincoln memorial, congressman john lewis, the only living person who spoke 50 years ago was there. keynote speaker president obama. >> march 50 years ago was not merely how many blacks could join the ranks of millionaires, it was whether this country would admit all people who were willing to work hard regardless of race into the ranks of a middle class life. >> mike viquera joins us. there was forrest whittaker, oprah winfrey was there, i'm curious who the crowd responded to most. >> you know tony it was an extraordinary day, it was renewal, celebration and commemoration. a lot of people who were talented public speakers really moved the crowd. and i gt to mention there was music that was
who have been sitting inside that courtroom for so long. nidal hasan simply stared at the soldier that read the verdict, had no reaction just sat there stoically stroking his beard. and that was about all of the reaction we got. he has passed up on making any statements, testify himself. he's only asked a handful of questions of the witnesses, many of the witnesses who were his very own victims in this case. so it will be interesting to see how nidal hasan continues to react throughout the remainder of this. because breanna, we now move onto the sentencing phase and the punishment. because of these guilty verdicts, 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder, 45 counts in all, nidal hasan is eligible for the death penalty here in this military justice system. so that part begins on monday. prosecutors are expected to call family members from each of the victims who were killed. it is not clear what nidal hasan will do if he will take the opportunity to kind of make any statements. the only time he's talked was at the very beginning during the op
cost set against him. >>> there was little doubt that nidal hasan is -- he said the killing is to protect his american soldiers. monday is set to the hearing of whether or not he's guilty. >>> he left his base and shot 22 people in their individual including 17 women and children. he never explained his motive. >>> microsoft's ceo steve says he plan to retire from the software company sometimes in the next year. he joins microsoft in 1980 and took the head ceo in 2000. country i cans say he fail to recognize the threat post by google and apple. the 57-year-old says now is the right time to step aside. >>> microsoft's shares rose 8% and close at 34. 75 a share. that was its highest percentagea single day since april of 2009. the dow rose 46 points and moved above and nasdaq added 19. >>> now the coverage of the rim fire now burning inside the yosemite national park and evacuation advisories have been expanded. 4500 homes now in the path of this fire, the iconic yosemite park remained to visitors and at least two campgrounds are closed. as we mention earlier the fire is burnin
they will purchase the electricity from elsewhere. >>> major nidal hasan will enter the penalty phase of his trial on monday. he was convicted of 45 charges including premeditated murder. one of the penalties the jury could recommend is death. he could become the first soldier to be executed by the united states military since 1961, convicted of murder for the november 2009 shooting spree against unarmed soldiers in fort hood, texas. >>> and former egyptian president ho*eub goes back to court amidst growing sectarian tension across egypt. >>> and the attorney general wants to haul donald trump into court. the charge? bad business. >>> and stay with us, more news and weather after the break. al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera, i'm dell walters. against the back drop of sectarian violence and rising tensions, former president hosni mubarak was back in court today, facing charges for failing to stop the killing of some 900 protestors back in the airplane spring of 2011. previously he was convicted of the chargers and i
day is only now coming into full view. the jury in the trial of nidal hasan is hearing emotional testimony from a dozen witnesses including relatives of those killed and victims who survived. staff sergeant patrick zeigler was shot four times, once in the head. doctors had to remove 20% of his brain. zeigler says he's retiring from the army in october and fears he'll never be able to hold a regular job. he told the jury it's affected every facet of my personality. i am a lot angrier, a lot darker than i used to be. 20-year-old private francesca va l valez was pregnant, others could hear her screaming "my baby! my baby!" before her voice went silent. her father said this man did not just kill 13 people. he killed my daughter and grandson and he killed me slowly. prosecutors will be calling more victims relatives and survivors to testify tuesday and it will be nidal hasan's final chance to speak and then the jury will have to determine if the army psychiatrist will be sentenced to die or spend the rest of his life in prison. ed lavandera, cnn, ft. hood, texas. >> thank you for that
nidal hasan of the massacre that left 13 soldiers dead and more than 30 others wounded. the murder verdict was unanimous which means hasan could get the death penalty. anna werner is at fort hood. >> reporter: major nidal hasan looked up at the jury foreman as she read out the decision. the jury voted unanimously that he was guilty on 13 counts of pre-meditated murder and also guilty of 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. over 13 days, prosecutors laid out a detailed case to convince the jury that hasan came to believe he had a jihad duty to kill soldiers and then carried out a plan to do just that. they showed evidence hasan trained for months at a shooting then hid two guns and 420 rounds of ammunition in his army fatigues then went to a medical building where members of his own unit were prepareing to deploy. witnesses told of a scene of terror and chaos as hasan opened fire on a group of 45 unarmed soldiers. they listened as a pregnant soldier-- private francesca velez-- begged for mercy saying "my baby, my baby" before she was shot and killed. hasan, who is representin
. >> an army major nidal hasan, was convicted of murder heidi zhou castro reports. >> the mother of 22-year-old specialist jason hunt speaking of how her son had wanted to deploy to iraq not to harm others but to protect them. and this is what she had to say about hasan. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god, as far as his claim he was saving lives he's done nothing but further deteriorate his relationship between the u.s. and other middle eastern countries. he is nothing but a coward and a murderer. >> doesn't bring our father's life back, the media will decide whose voice will be heard and whose face we will remember. our hope it is not the voice of murderers or terrorists but it is the voice of those who stood and those who continue to stand in a true and honorable defense of others. >> that's the message we heard over and over again from these families. they want hasan to be forgotten. he will soon be on his way to forth leef are leavenworth, kan. i should note that no u.s. soldier has been executed since 1961. >>> heidi castro. >>> a local law
about coming to us from texas today. we have now learned that the u.s. army major nidal hasan has been found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of soldiers that took place at ft. hood, texas, in 2009. the court martial panel, we have learned, also found hasan guilty of 32 separate counts of premeditated attempted murder in the wounding of soldiers there. he has said he opened fire on fellow soldiers there to protect muslims at the other end of the world. you've been watching a special edition of "andrea mitchell reports." we're going to have more on that hasan story from our colleague mark potter, who's in texas coming up. andrea, by the way, is back with us here in this seat on monday. remember to follow the show online and on twitter @mitchellreporters. be sure to tune in for special coverage of the march on washington. we're going to be live from the national mall all day tomorrow. my colleague mara schiavocampo is coming up next on "news nation." thanks for joining us. e announc] made just a little sweeter... because all these whole grains aren't heal
seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan will make a statement. he has that right. he has not said whether he'll have any witnesses. he has said in the past that, and indeed he admitted in court that he was the gunman. he said he switched side
massacre. now major nidal hasan is face the death penalty. the jury took less than seven hours to convict hasan of killing 13 people and trying to kill dozens more in the shooting rampage almost four years ago. some survivors are still recovering from serious wounds. and some took the stand to testify against the man who shot them. hasan is acting as his own lawyer. but he did not cross-examine his victims. today a police officer who was shot three times when she helped take down hasan sent this reaction via twitter, quote: so overwhelmed with joy and tears. god bless the victims in their strength. casey stegall live at fort hood now casey? >> yeah, jon, when the verdict came down this afternoon. family members inside that courtroom cried and hugged each other. this is a day they have been waiting for for more than four years. at the same time, the murderer, 42-year-old nidal hasan tugged at his beard and stared down at the table. zero emotion as his fate was being read. the 13 member panel was unanimous on all 45 charges and it will be up to the same group of people whether hasan lives
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hood shooter nidal hasan will be appealed whether he likes it or not. hasan killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 at the military base four years ago. tonight we have a fascinating look at the army psychiatrist before the massacre. >> reporter: bearing an fbi logo and subtitles head of the world view as it relates to muslims and the u.s. military was provided to the defense as part of the discovery process in the case. john galson provided two four segments to fox news at the specific direction of major nidal hasan. while it is unknown what the entire video shows hasan is asked about martyrdom and the number in paradise provoking nervous laughter. >> it is there. it is heaven. >> reporter: in the video he presents a powerpoint presentation where he lay s out recommendations to reduce insider attacks. >> to increase the morale of nonmobile soldiers in the military. >> reporter: hasan who is now sentenced to death warned -- >> we always talk about god in country. here we are talking about god versus country. >> he sounds like he is trying to explain how other people might t
. >>> closing arguments are set to begin in the ft. hood rampage trial. army major nidal hasan rested his case wednesday without call anything witnesses. representing himself in court, the army psychiatrist said american soldiers deploying overseas to, quote, engine in an illegal war provoked the kill ing of 13 people and wounded others. jury deliberations could begin as soon as today. >>> good news this morning for vice president biden's son. beau biden is expected to leave the hospital today after what's described as a successful procedure. the 41-year-old delaware attorney general has been at houston's m.d. andersen's center since earlier this week. vice president biden says his son is in great shape and will consult with doctors in the coming weeks. >>> a sinkhole caused quite a sight. that sinkhole has grown to 25 acres from nothing in about a year. as you can see right here it is swallowing up several trees in just under a minute. it doesn't even look real, folks. this is not movie magic. this is real and incredible video. we want to get a closer look at the weather and exactly why all o
of major nidal hasan. he killed 13 people in 2009. acting as his own attorney, he did not call a single witness or make a closing argument. >> mounting reaction as the civil war in syria escalates. russia is calling for investigators to investigate the chemical attack. >> san francisco mayor bob filner expected to resign in disgrace today. by the settlement deal is fueling a new controversy. ♪ theme >> we're following some breaking news out of lebanon right now. lebanese state media says at least 12 people have been killed in two explosions in the northern part of the country. the blast happened in tripoli on the syrian border. these are the first pictures from the explosion scene. one of the bombs exploded as people were coming out of a mosque after friday prayers. 25 people have reportedly been injured. we will continue to bring you details of this attack as they become available. >> the fate of admitted fort hood shooter major nidal hassan is in the hands of a jury. a panel of officers began deliberating on thursday after hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he di
morning prayer. >>> and a jury has resumed deliberations in the court-martial of nidal hasan. he passed on his final chance to address the jury on thursday. he faces multiple charges for shooting 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. >>> now to egypt where ousted morsi supporters call for a return to power. david jackson has more. >> today was called the friday of martyrs. and that was set that way by the muslim brotherhood as a day of demonstrations to take place all across the nation cheer in egypt. 26 or 28 numbers of demonstrations to take place in small towns and large cities across the country. they were smaller than expected. they were after friday prayers, and outside of the mosques in various areas. there was mar down the geza boulevard that had a couple of thousand people there. and also up in an area toward the delta -- the nile delta. there's a report of one person being killed in one of the demonstrations that took place up there. all in all it was less than expected on this friday of martyr's day. that is trued as something of a -- what you want to call it, setback for the muslim br
in the murder trial convicted army psychiatrist nidal hasan. a military jury found him guilty of premeditated murder for the 2009 ft. hood shooting that left 13 dead, and it was the most deadly mass shooting ever on the military installation. understand mad is acting at his own attorney and faces the death penalty and could be the first active duty soldier to be executed in more than 50 years. through this morning, the arizona woman convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend back in court for five minutes. she wore a black and white jump suit during her brief appearance in phoenix. the judge set a new date for pre-trial next month focusing on the penalty phase. she was found guilty in may of murdering her ex-boyfriend and the jury was not able to agree on whether to sentence her to death or to life in prison. the new jury will not hear the entire case but only to decide her fate. >> meteorologist mike nicco is ahead with the forecast. >> we will look outside and open up the wet weather. the clouds are breaking from emeryville back to san francisco, and we still have flight arrival thais at an hour
injection. a jury in texas is hearing more testimony in the penalty phase of nidal hasan. heidi joe castro joins us live from fort hood, texas. what are they saying, what are you hearing? >> hey, del, we're finding out why yesterday court was mysteriously dismissed early. apparently hasan has personal hygienish yous that prevented him from being present [ technical difficulties ] he was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of being taken down during the shooting, and he depends on caretakers for his every need. in court this morning he was back, and he was his usual no emotion or reforce face. and meanwhile we're hearing more emotional testimony from the government's witnesses. one of the survivors who was shot twice by hasan. he talked about how his military career was ended by those injuries, and even today with his ptsd, he can't go into a pharmacy, because the chairs lined up in the waiting area take him right back to the day of the shooting. we also heard from a witness who talked about her young daughter who wanted to join the army to take down bin laden, her death is quote an i
in the sentencing phase of nidal hasan. heidi who did we hear from today? >> dell, these heart-breaking stories just pouring in. one man told the jury about how he tried to drink away the pain of his wife's death. now he is in aa and every time he gets one of those coins for a step forward, he goes to arlington national cemetery and presses it into his wife's grave. he is among the last of the list of 19 government witnesses to testify in this punishment phase. we expect the government to rest very shortly. and then the attention shifts back to hasan. it will be his one chance, if he chooses to take it, to speak during his defendant's statement. it is one shot to talk without fear of interruption from the judge or cross-examination from the opposing side. and at this point we have no idea what if anything he'll say. >> we should point out that hasan himself wants the death penalty. so it would be no surprise if he took the stand and said please carry out the max. >> that's right. he has indicated he would consider himself a martyr if put to death, but earlier in this trial some of his counsel member
nidal hasan opt not to speak today. the jury still must decide if he will get the death penalty or life in prison. he was convicted of killing 13 unarmed soldiers and wounding 30 others. >>> across the midwest it is the heat that are closing schools. school closures from minnesota, the dakotas, and south to iowa and nebraska. school nurses are also on the lookout for any signs of heat exhaustion. those are the headlines at this hour. for more information on your stories go to our website, once again that's ♪ ♪ >>> threats and counter threats as the united states appears to draw closer to military action in syria. we will examine the potential risks regards and consequences. from washington, this is "inside story." ♪ >>> hello, everybody. i'm david shuster, the government of syria says it will defend itself against a potential u.s. military strike by using, quote, all means available. the warning came on the heels of john kerry declaring there was now undeniable evidence the syrian regime used chemical weapons. >> what we saw in syria last week should
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